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Cooper's of England Blackthorn Knobstick
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Cooper's of England Blackthorn Knobstick
  • Cooper's of England Blackthorn Knobstick
  • Cooper's of England Blackthorn Knobstick
  • Complimentary wrist strap
Cooper's of England Blackthorn Knobstick
 
         
 
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Natural Beauty
 
By Dr. C. E. DeLeon
May 13, 2014
 

Received the walking cane made by Cooper's of England, and, it's just gorgeous!! Thank you for the selection and your attention to detail in satisfying your customers. I will be referring friends as they admire my Blackthorn!! Again, thanks!!, Dr. DeLeon

 

Genuine Blackthorn Knobstick

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United Kingdom Founder's Favorite

Hand-selected Blackthorn Knobstick Spirits the Old Country

Onward, with a spirit in your step and a wanderlust in your eyes. You're stepping out with this, the legendary Blackthorn knobstick walking stick from Classic Canes UK, in Somerset. The Blackthorn is a traditional country walking stick and is highly prized. These blackthorn walking sticks from Cooper's are harvested from blackthorn trees growing along the lanes and byways of England. Lightly polished knobstick handle and dark-washed stain on the naturally rugged shaft make this a stick of distinction. Own an original blackthorn!

The Historical use of the Blackthorn in walking sticks is legendary!

Walk tall with this authentic, Blackthorn wood walking stick and live large. Blackthorn is a hardwood harvested by the Irish and British Islanders and has long been used for walking canes and even the traditional shillelagh, or war club.

Interested in the idea of Custom Sizing your Blackthorn knobstick?  ELDERLUXE provides complimentary sizing on most sticks like this one- however the traditional use is to keep them lean and tall. Simply request sizing in the "Comments" section during checkout and we will see to it that your cane is sized accurately.

For information on How to Size your Cane and other common questions about walking sticks and canes including your blackthorn, please click HERE for frequently asked questions (FAQ's).

Note: Fissures, cracks and imperfections are characteristic of natural wood canes such as these. Take care to store in a well-humidified area as well as drying the sticks carefully should they get wet. And like any cane, avoid dropping the stick and excess weight/leverage which may cause weakening or additional cracks.

  • Authentic blackthorn walking stick, harvested and finished in the UK by Classic Canes, Somerset.
  • Shafts are 5/8 in. diameter or better (premium grade) 36-37 inch length.
  • Weight: 12 oz (approximately)
  • Complimentary wrist strap: can be removed Rubber traction tip with steel insert for durability
  • Natural wood, not rated for weight capacity
    • NOTE: Not suitable for heavy or orthopaedic use, ALSO please read the following:
  • Note: Blackthorn sticks are natural and mostly un-modified specimens; as a result they are irregular, organic and less "finished" than other cut and stained type walking sticks. As a consequence:

    • Blackthorns and other root knob/based sticks and canes that are "unfinished" will have irregular cracks, dents, undulations.
    • Some larger cracks are filled with wood filler in some instances.
    • Natural Wood knobsticks are not meant for rigorous support of full weight individuals; rather, these are used for light support and balance while walking, hiking or trekking under average conditions.
    • Sticks should be kept dry, in a moderate environment.
    • Extreme heat or cold can and will cause some blackthorn sticks to "flake" off exterior bark, despite the light pitch finish used on them.
    • Avoid moisture, water submersion or other wet conditions, they too can distress the natural properties of your cane. Dry your walking stick once indoors if walking in inclement weather. Natural based oils may be use lightly and sparingly.
    • Do not lacquer the stick; you will not be pleased with the outcome.
    • Should you have specific requests please put them into the comments box at checkout or call ahead at 1.888.537.LUXE to discuss options that may be available. Note that specific requests can and may delay your shipment until we receive specimens we feel match your desire.
    • Modifications to or evidence of poor treatment, storage or upkeep will mitigate the 30 day warranty on these sticks.
 
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